Category Archives: Plant Collections

Plant health update 01/12/2017

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After a lot of hard work by the team at GBG the infected Rhododendrons at the Main Entrance have been removed or destroyed on-site. After the plants directly within the quarantined area and associated leaf litter were destroyed, approximately one month ago, the plants outwith the quarantined zone have had the top growth removed and […]

Index Seminum 2016

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  Index Seminum 2016 has gone live and is available online by clicking here. Botanic gardens and research institutes who wish to acquire seed and spores from the Gardens’ collections, to be used in conservation, education, research or display, can complete our online order form and submit their requests. We look forward to your orders […]

New Tree Trail

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 The Gardens have just had a new tree trail installed throughout the Garden, allowing visitors to follow the trail (Tree Trail Leaflet PDF) and learn about our important tree collections. The trail will also serve to encourage people to explore the Gardens, pointing them around exciting and fascinating tree specimens and helping them to make […]

Herbaceous Border Rejuvenation

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If you visited the Gardens in the past month you may have seen a hive of activity going on at the top section of the herbaceous border. A couple of weeks ago the grounds team carried out a final fork over the area to remove any perennial weeds like the dreaded bindweed and then it […]

Glasgow Botanic Gardens Herbarium Exhibition

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Glasgow Botanic Gardens (GBG) is holding a herbarium exhibition in the tea room gallery until 30 September. The exhibition shows a range of examples taken from our herbarium. GBG’s herbarium currently has approximately 3,000 specimens, covering over 200 plant families, including flowering plants, ferns, mosses and liverworts. Specimens include historical collections dating from the 19th and […]

New Planting in Kibble Palace

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The Gardens have recently replanted a section of the Kibble Palace with a large range of South African plant species including Proteas, Aloes and Pelargoniums. So come and see this exciting new development – the Kibble Palace is open from 10.00 – 16.15 daily.